Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III was born on 15th October 1938, As the Alaafin, of Oyo State, he wields much power in the Yoruba land.
He is also one of the custodians of Yoruba traditional rites.
It came as a rude shock when the wife of President Buhari, Aisha Buhari breached a traditional rite by extending her hands to shake the Alaafin.
The Alaafin turned down the handshake.
Ever since the picture went viral, Nigerians have reacted angrilly both at Aisha and her handlers. Some questioned whether she’d try to shake the Emir of Sokoto or Kano.
She dare not shake other traditional rulers in the north like Lamido of Adamawa, Etsu Nupe, Shehu of Bornu and others.
See twitter reactions from Nigerians below:
— Eze Eziokwu (@Tomyboiz) June 24, 2016
Sacrilege. How uncouth can you be wanting to shake the Alapini? Do you shake your Emirs?! pic.twitter.com/HA9rZaGNxX
— SEGA L’éveilleur® (@segalink) June 24, 2016
Is she mad? Or her advisers are dumb?…better keep your hand to yourself if u can’t kneel… https://t.co/9qifvyqc2n
— Half Man-1/2 Amazing (@Emperotexy) June 24, 2016
@amb_opeyemi that one from Ife my home town would have taken it and said it’s modern day. Nonsense. Tradition is tradition. Respect it
— CROWN Wale Applause (@waleapplause01) June 23, 2016
Was the first lady actually tryna shake the Alaafin of Oyo? 😣 pic.twitter.com/6AFaBKCWvh
— Faruk (@Kakuku01) June 23, 2016